Overview:

The 4 Day Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech via Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga is highly recommended. The tour include 2 nights in the sahara desert, camel trek and short drives. The tour offer you the opportunity to see the best of Morocco in just 4 days see the barbary Macacs in Azrou, take a sightseeing desert tour see nomads living in caves, visit the donkey market in Risani, wander with a local guide in palmary or hike in Dades valley or Todra gorges, spend more time of sites, share a cup of tea with a Berber family...Etc

4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech Itinerary Option 1:

Day 1: Fes - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

At 8:00 a.m we start our 4 days Fez to Marrakech via Sahara desert tour. We leave for Midelt through the Mountains and the cedar forests of the middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft centre specialised in the work of cedar wood. We arrive in Midelt for lunch. At the afternoon we will drive to Erfoud and into the desert. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at the foothills of Erg chebbi sahara dunes.

Day 2: Merzouga - Erg Chebbi Dunes - tour around ( Erg chebbi desert)

After breakfast we head to Khamlia village to enjoy live Gnawa music, continue through an off-track road to have a tour of the sand dunes then stop to have tea with nomads in berber tents, you will discover a new sense of life from there and also enjoy a berber pizza for lunch. Back to the hotel to relax before starting your camel trip into the middle of the dunes in order to see the sunset, then after you will arrive at the camp and spend the night in a nomadic tent.

Day 3: Merzouga - Todra Gorges - Ouarzazate

Wake up early to see the spectacular sunrise, where the colour of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Arriving at the hotel/riad to have breakfast and a shower. We will continue to Ouarzazate via Rissani and stop in Erfoud: famous for its fossilized marbles, where you will visit the workshop production of marble fossils. Continue to the Todra Gorges which is an ideal place for walking and exploring on your own. Have lunch then drive through the town of Roses, Kelaa Mgouna. We continue through the Road of a Thousand-Kasbahs passing the Skoura palm grove until we arrive to Ouarzazate named "Hollywood of Morocco" and check into the hotel/riad.

Day 4: Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakech

We head to Aït Benhaddou, a 'fortified city', situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated on a hill along the Ouarzazate River and boasts some beautiful examples of kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited. Granted UNESCO World Heritage listing, the site had been the setting for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator. After stopping for lunch we then continue to Marrakech over the high Atlas mountains.

4 Days Desert Tour from Fes to Marrakech Itinerary Option 2:

Day 1: Fes - Midelt - Erfoud - Merzouga - Erg Chebbi

At 8:00 a.m we start our 4 days Fez to Marrakech via Sahara desert tour. We leave for Midelt through the Mountains and the cedar forests of the middle Atlas. We pass by Ifrane, a charming ski resort and Azrou, an important handicraft centre specialised in the work of cedar wood. We arrive in Midelt for lunch. At the afternoon we will drive to Erfoud and into the desert. Dinner and overnight in a hotel at the foothills of Erg chebbi sahara dunes.

Day 2: Merzouga - Erfoud - Amellagou ( spring & summer )- Todra Gorge - Dades Gorge

Early morning in order to see the sunrise, return by camels to the hotel after breakfast departure to Rissani and Erfoud in order to visit the treatment plant marble fossilized before continuing to touroug and tinjdad palm groves, arrival to toudra gorges and have lunch in the place,afternoon you will drive to Dades gorges via Boumalne and the dades valley. Dinner and overnight in a Hotel

Day 3: Dades Gorge - Roses Valley - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Ait Ben Haddou

After breakfast return by the dades valley until the kasbah of Ait youl, the track raod crossing rose valley with its Kasbah and ksours, in this part you can see very nice landscapes before you get to Kalla Mgouna, lunch in the way, after noon departure to the palme groves of skoura and visit of the Kasbah of amredhyle. Continuation to Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah and then to Ait Ben Haddou for the night in a beautiful Kasbah. Dinner and over night in hotel.

Day 4: Ait Ben Haddou -Telouet - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

After breakfast, the morning is devoted to the visit of Aït Benhaddou, a 'fortified city', situated along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. It is situated on a hill along the ounila valley River and boasts some beautiful examples of kasbahs, some of which remain inhabited. After lunch we will continue to Marrakech with a detour to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and visit the Kasbah el Glaoui and crossing the high Atlas mountain. Drop off in your hotel in Marrakech and end of your Morocco desert tour adventure.

Fes to Marrakech Desert Tour Includes:

  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
  • Overnight in private hotel room (depending on the option you choose)
  • Overnight in private camp tent (you can choose between standard or luxury)
  • 1 hour camel ride each way
  • Dinner and Breakfast are daily included
  • Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos,..Etc
  • Customized & Flexible stops
  • No Shopping stops

What's not included:

  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Entrance to optional monuments


Complementary info about the stay in the Bedouin Tents:

The desert stay is split into two locations, The auberge, which is the last stop for the car, where you will be welcomed with mint tea, use showering facilities if needed, and store the luggage you won't need for the night in a safe storage room. Then you will ride the camels during sunset to the second location which is the bivouac in the deep dunes, there you will enjoy musical plays by the staff, have a nice dinner and observe the magnificent starry sky then spend the night in a private tent equipped with comfortable mattresses with enough blankets and sheets. The sanitary facilities (no shower) in the bivouac are separated from the tens and shared by everyone. In the morning, after watching the sunrise, you will ride the camels back to the auberge, where you can take a refreshing shower, and enjoy a rich buffet breakfast, before meeting your driver, getting your luggage and taking the road again.

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